The following paragraph has been posted in the village plan section of this website by Oxton Estate. It would be helpful if any villager observing cyclists on a footpath could very nicely tell them it is not for their use. It would be such a shame to lose this new community facility.
“Misuse of permissive path. Only open a matter of weeks and the New “Diamond Jubilee” footpath, along with others locally, is being used by mountain bikers. The term Footpath speaks for itself. Bikes may only be used on byways. The new path runs through some of the Estates’ designated envoironmental features so bikes cannot and will not be tolerated. If the path becomes cut up by bikes it will be closed.” Richard Cross on behalf of Oxton Estate.